Racism is being monitored closely by organizers and FIFA as Russia prepares to host sport’s most watched event for the first time.
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Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has brushed aside fears that racism and hooliganism in domestic football are serious enough to mar the World Cup later this year.Racism and violence are being monitored closely by organizers and the global football governing body FIFA as Russia prepares to host sport's most watched event for the first time.The Football Against Racism in Europe anti-discrimination network reported 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016/17 season.The Russian football Union's disciplinary committee issued a final warning Wednesday to Spartak for nearly a minute of racist chants hurled at Lokomotiv's Brazilian goalkeeper Guilherme Marinato.
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